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External Hemorrhoids

by The H Researcher

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external hemorrhoidsAre You at Risk for External Hemorrhoids?

As with any medical condition, some people are more at risk for developing external hemorrhoids than others. It is important to know if you are in fact one of the ones at risk because that will allow you to potentially prevent the problem before it ever occurs. This is a brief look at some of the many factors that could increase your chances of getting hemorrhoids.

One of the main reasons some people develop hemorrhoids is because of genetics. It is always a good idea to find out what sort of problems run in your family because chances are they will happen to you. If you find out that hemorrhoids are prominent in your bloodline, all you can do is work on ways to prevent it. The problem may be inevitable.

If you are overweight like many people in the world are nowadays, you are automatically at risk of getting hemorrhoids and many other problems. When you have too much weight on your body, you start putting pressure in areas that cannot handle it. If the pressure translates to the anal canal, it can cause swelling of the veins, which in turn leads to hemorrhoids. Lose weight and stay on a healthy diet as much as you can if you want to avoid the chances of getting this condition.

Doing a lot of heavy lifting can also increase your risk of hemorrhoids. Lifting puts the same kinds of pressure on your system that a difficult bowel movement does. If you hold your breath during either situation, you will most likely develop hemorrhoids in time.  Avoid heavy lifting if you can, but if it is a necessity for you, at least learn to breathe as you lift so your body can still distribute pressure evenly.

If you lack fiber and water in your diet, you need to start including them. This will ensure that you do not get constipated as constipation is one of the primary causes of concern for external hemorrhoids. Take a stool softener or laxative if the constipation persists, but be sure that it does not turn into diarrhea. That can be just as bad for your body.